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How is your GPS signal and navigation?

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Nexus5-32GB

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I find GPS reception quite bad compared to other phones be honest. Whenever I use navigation, the Google Maps and other apps shows am in other road beside the actual road I am in. Happens on any version of MIUI rom, am not sure about custom roms. Will try tomorrow.

When I compare this behavior to my previous phone OnePlus 3, the ratio of wrong location is like 10x higher with F1 :(

Anybody with same issues?
 

thomas140

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I find GPS reception quite bad compared to other phones be honest. Whenever I use navigation, the Google Maps and other apps shows am in other road beside the actual road I am in. Happens on any version of MIUI rom, am not sure about custom roms. Will try tomorrow.

When I compare this behavior to my previous phone OnePlus 3, the ratio of wrong location is like 10x higher with F1 :(

Anybody with same issues?

No issue on my Poco f1, I have no such problem. You may try to install gps status & toolbox and see how was it.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en_SG

Besides, you may read below article:
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-maps-compass-calibration/

It quoted that:
"If it’s really wide, that generally means your magnometer sensor needs calibrating, and since the magnometer inside the phone is prone to interference from chargers, metal objects, and even other magnometers, it’s worth doing a calibration every now and again to keep it up to speed.

But enough bellyaching — how is it done already? The process is simple, and it’s exactly the same for both iOS and Android users — repeatedly wave your device around in a figure-of-eight motion until your direction narrows down.

Once you’ve completed a couple of these motions, your “flashlight” should have narrowed down, and should accurately respond to your movements better."
 

Nexus5-32GB

Senior Member
Nov 2, 2013
440
137
No issue on my Poco f1, I have no such problem. You may try to install gps status & toolbox and see how was it.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en_SG

Besides, you may read below article:
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-maps-compass-calibration/

Thank you for ideas, however my compass was already calibrated well. The GPS status app works like should and no abnormalities found. But still, when driving a car, still having issues.
 

thomas140

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Jul 3, 2018
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Johor
Thank you for ideas, however my compass was already calibrated well. The GPS status app works like should and no abnormalities found. But still, when driving a car, still having issues.
Wait. Gps app worked like it should?
You mean it can get your location? Or it still saying searching for GPS location?
 

Nexus5-32GB

Senior Member
Nov 2, 2013
440
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Wait. Gps app worked like it should?
You mean it can get your location? Or it still saying searching for GPS location?

This is my issue as said in OP: Whenever I use navigation, the Google Maps and other apps shows am in other road beside the actual road I am in.

My location isnt accurate while driving. No issues with GPS signal at all, but when driving, navigation apps recalculate best route very often as it things I use different road than I actually do.